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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 1.6a.  Percentage of individuals living in poverty, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2006

Race/ethnicity Total   Under 18 years
Total 0–17
years
Under 5
years
5–11
years
12–17
years
18–64
years
65–74
years
75 years
and older
Total 13.3   21.9 21.0 18.3 16.3 12.0 8.7 11.2
White 10.5   12.5 15.8 13.3 11.7 9.9 7.0 9.8
Black 25.3   33.7 39.9 35.8 31.5 21.0 19.1 23.9
Hispanic 21.5   27.1 30.2 28.1 25.8 17.9 18.4 21.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.9   12.2 11.3 11.5 13.0 10.4 11.1 13.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 26.6   33.3 39.3 34.3 32.3 23.6 17.5 24.0
NOTE: Following the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to detect who is poor. If the total income for a family or unrelated individual falls below the relevant poverty threshold, then the family or unrelated individual is classified as being "below the poverty level." Race categories include persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American FactFinder, American Community Survey, 2006.

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